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From Grant Ingersoll <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release Lucene/Solr 3.2.0
Date Sat, 28 May 2011 21:09:11 GMT
I think I kicked off the 3.2 release discussion back a bit saying it's been about 3 mos (come
June).  To me, roughly every 3 months or so is ideal.  

I'm thinking about setting up a Google calendar that we can put reminders on (as well as other
Lucene related events) and then share it publicly (committers would have write access)

On May 28, 2011, at 9:49 AM, Mark Miller wrote:

> The cost of the overhead is paid by volunteers - there is no *need* to release every
month. But if someone is so concerned that a few features have not made it in this release
that are important - there is no reason not too as well - given that the person is willing
to roll the release. 
> Releases take 3 +1s - I'll give my +1 as often as someone puts artifacts in front of
me and I have time to verify them. 
> The worry of releasing TOO much is so premature it's not even funny :)
> Sent from my iPad
> On May 28, 2011, at 1:25 AM, "David Smiley (" <> wrote:
>> Clearly a year+ is too long to release, and thankfully it appears that's in
>> the past for Lucene/Solr.  But on the other extreme, one can release too
>> quickly as well, of course.  There is overhead to performing the release
>> itself.  Consequently there should be enough "goodness" in the release to
>> make it feel worthwhile. And because we value stability and robustness in
>> Lucene/Solr, changed code should have *some* amount of time to be
>> potentially used and tested further.  And there's impact on the user
>> community. If a release occurred too frequently then there might be very
>> little meaningful improvements in the release. I believe it is Hudson (now
>> Jenkins) that followed that extreme of I think releasing every week or so.
>> It's so frequent that as an admin of such a server where I work, I don't
>> even care to look at what's new in the releases because there are too many
>> of them--I've become apathetic when I was initially excited to use it. So
>> hopefully with each release there's something truly cool to tell others
>> about in Lucene/Solr.  
>> Gauging these factors is of course very subjective.  Personally, I think 3
>> months is just right, 1 or less is too fast. Given that v3.1 was released 2
>> months ago and there are some truly cool features like Result Grouping in
>> Solr to announce in 3.2. I'm in favor of a release.
>> ~ David Smiley
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